Hundreds of people and multiple media outlets attended the opening event held in Tysons Corner.
Express Lanes project partners, transportation officials and elected officials gathered in Tysons Corner on Nov. 13, 2012 to celebrate the project's completion.
A truck announcing the opening date of the 495 Express Lanes sits outside of the Express Lanes opening event venue.
Crew members who will monitor the 495 Express Lanes and assist disable motorists arrive in their incident response vehicles.
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton speaks with the media at the celebratory event.
Transurban Chief Executive Officer Scott Charlton chats with Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez before the program.
Virginia State Police officials speak with project partners at the 495 Express Lanes opening event.
The audience enjoys a video of stakeholder groups cutting the ribbon on the 495 Express Lanes.
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton speaks to the crowd.
Representative Gerald E. Connolly delivers remarks from the stage.
Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez addresses the group of project officials and guests.
Supervisor Jeffrey McKay talks about the project at the celebration.
Transurban Chief Executive Officer Scott Charlton speaks to attendees.
The audience rises to applaud the monumental effort and the project partners.